REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE
In this section of the paper, I will discuss current relevant literary articles that are related to ineffective leader skills, effective leadership skills, and inadequate communication skills. These scholarly references will show how others are dealing with the issues of ineffective leadership skill. It will also illustrate what can be done to improve poor leadership behavior. By reviewing these references, I will be able to help my organization become more successful.
First, Allen and Dennis states leadership and accountability go hand in hand. This study shows that nurses are incompetent because they lack sufficient leadership skills. They do not have the ability and skills to manage with compassion and/or competence. Also, they do not empower their team to be sufficient. So why were they hired in the first place if they lacked the necessary skills to perform their jobs? Sometimes, organizations fill the opening because they are desperate to get help. But this causes hospitals to fail. When managers are ineffective, there is overall failure. Managers and nurses alike lose sight of their purpose because they are overworked and lack guidance from senior management. They are told to work harder and smarter but do not have the necessary tools to perform their jobs successfully. By providing efficient training and tools, these nurses were able to provide better care and became more sufficient (Allen and Dennis, 2010).
Another problem is ineffective communication. According Herman Aguinis, managers should listen to others, process the information and communicate effectively. They should also instill trust and provide proper direction to their team. As leaders, they should guide, develop and motivate to improve performance. Leaders should seek improvement and display commitment. To achieve success, managers must build personal relationship with their staff. Effective managers can help their employees avoid poor performance by providing timely feedback to enhance performance. Leaders must show initiative and use reference and expert power to be successful (Aguinis, 2007).
Next, Herman Cain describes the three critical qualities of leadership as self motivation, a willingness to take risks, and the ability to focus on what is necessary. Leaders must be ready to remove barriers that prevent self-motivation in others. They must obtain the right results by identifying the problems and inspire the passion in the team to perform beyond expectation. In a team setting, Mr. Cain notes that the team has a common goal that can best be developed and sustained through good communication and mutual respect. Mr. Cain also points out that building and encouraging behavior in someone lacking an understanding of this basic concept can be learned early in life (Cain, 2000).
In addition, Stephen R. Covey states that real leadership power comes from having honorable character and the ability to use certain power tools and principles to be...